Why it is never too early for Christmas music


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What can make you feel warm and happy inside? What makes you think of snowy nights, mistletoe and reindeer?

Christmas music can bring anyone joy and cheer with a two-minute song. Although Halloween has just passed, it is never too early to break into an “All I Want For Christmas Is You” ballad.

Besides going home and stuffing my face with Thanksgiving food, there is nothing to do for Turkey Day.

If we can walk into a Wal-Mart or a CVS and see Christmas decorations before we even buy our Halloween candy, why can we not treat ourselves to some good music?

We all know music is good for the soul. According to Psychology Today, music is medicine for our psychological challenges. “That’s why people sing in the shower and while driving in the car, or simply listen to music that’s inspiring and distracting from emotional upset,” therapist Mark Sichel said.

I love the fuzzy feelings I get when I start listening to Christmas music. It is such an upbeat, happy genre that can always make me smile and sing along.

Having said this, though, I understand that some people do not want to think about the holidays. I push myself to wait until Nov. 1 to break out those Christmas jingles.

I am fortunate to have a roommate who has the same internal struggle. Each year, we count down the days until it is semi-appropriate to listen to “White Christmas.”

According to DigitalFacility.com, Sirius XM, a commercial-free radio program, will be launching nine holiday music channels on Nov. 2. So they are giving you one free day until they unleash the Christmas cheer.

Many artists release their Christmas albums before Halloween. Michael Bublé’s “Christmas” album was released on Oct. 24, 2011. Taylor Swift’s “Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection” was released on Oct. 14, 2007.

If these popular artists can drop a Christmas album before Halloween, then I can listen to and appreciate their holiday spirit.

Do not let others who are unappreciative and grumpy bring down your Christmas spirit. In the words of the great Judy Garland, “Have yourself a merry little Christmas.” 


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